Kyrgyzstan international travel guide in 2023
Kyrgyzstan is part of Asia with main city at Bishkek. It's usually 🌤️ -4.98 °C in Kyrgyzstan with a rainfall of 🌧 44.97 mm. Internet speed in Kyrgyzstan is on average 3.0 Mbps. In Kyrgyzstan you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 6M people. The main currency is Som. The languages spoken are Kyrgyz and Russian. Automatic teller machines are common in Kyrgyzstan. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~-4.98 °C 🌧 ~44.97 mm 👨👩👦👦 6M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for Kyrgyz Republic. We haven't changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply. Kyrgyz Republic has removed all COVID-19 entry requirements. You no longer need to present COVID-19 vaccination or PCR test certificates to enter. Entry requirements could change at short notice. Contact your airline or nearest embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to confirm visa and entry requirements. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kyrgyz Republic overall due to the potential for civil unrest, threat of terrorism and high levels of crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Kyrgyzstan uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Kyrgyz and Russian
💱 Currencies Used
Kyrgyzstan uses the Kyrgyzstani som (symbol: ??), code KGS.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 soms and 50, 10 and 1 tyiyns. Som is subdivided into 100 tyiyns. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 3 and 1 soms and 50, 10 and 1 tyiyns.
Automatic teller machines are common in Kyrgyzstan. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Kyrgyzstan is on average 3.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Kyrgyzstan is low. It is not as easy to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 650.72 KGS, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Beeline, MegaCom or O!. Kyrgyzstan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Kyrgyzstan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Kyrgyzstan, dial +, then 996 (the country code for Kyrgyzstan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Kyrgyzstan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 312 .
🛣️ Road rules
In Kyrgyzstan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 20 km/h (12 mph) in residential areas, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-90 km/h (37-55 mph) on undivided highways, 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on motorways and 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on expressways.
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